Who We Are

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) is a training and technical assistance (TTA) resource to help state, local, and tribal justice agencies achieve safer communities.

What We Do

BJA NTTAC works to improve the criminal justice system by providing rapid, expert, coordinated, and data-driven TTA to support practitioners in reducing crime, recidivism, and unnecessary confinement.

How We Can Help

BJA and BJA NTTAC can provide your agency FREE TTA to address your community’s justice-related challenges. We support a wide variety of services – from onsite and distance learning training to assistance in implementing evidence-based programs – to address the unique needs of your community.

Justice Topics

BJA NTTAC offers TTA services across a broad spectrum of areas, from law enforcement, to crime prevention, to justice information-sharing. Click on any one of the topics below to learn more.


  • “The Durham Police Department wanted to express our gratitude to the team at the Bureau of Justice Assistance National Training and Technical Assistance Center, who provided assistance through their associates, the Virginia Center for Police Innovation, in creating a solid foundation for our awar

    Dave Kurz
    Chief of Police
    Durham (NH) Police Department
  • “BJA NTTAC's assistance allowed my department to have a starting point in a major re-tooling of our crime analysis program. We have no one with real experience in this area, but we knew that we needed to make changes to improve. Through BJA NTTAC, we were able to make informed decisions as we move forward.”

    Matt Lethin
    Detective Sergeant
    San Mateo (CA) Police Department

Key Initiatives

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 8,200 people died in 2013 from heroin overdoses. Naloxone is a drug that – when administered early in an overdose situation – can reverse the affects and save a life.  Read more to learn how first responders can implement a naloxone program.

Body-worn cameras can help citizens and police be more accountable for their actions. But how much does it cost? What interactions should police record? Where should departments store data and for how long? Check out BJA’s web-based toolkit for those interested in planning and implementing a body-worn camera program to strengthen community trust and confidence in the justice system.